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Clarkston, Georgia, 30021, United States
May 15, 2018

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Zemenu Ayenew

Clarkston, GA ***** 470-***-**** LinkedIn


Lecturer of law focused on human and civil rights. Eight years of academic experience including teaching undergraduate courses, student advisement, coordinating a moot court program, and establishing a public legal clinic. Recently moved to the United States for better career opportunities. Fully authorized to work in the U.S. Fluent in English and Amharic. Professional Experience

Lecturer of Law College of Law, Dire Dawa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2009 –2017

• Academic

Taught a range of undergraduate courses including business law, constitutional law, administrative contracts, human rights law, tort law, property law, banking and insurance law, legal drafting, Ethiopian legal history, and tax law

Advisor for up to ten students per term, with a focus on human rights and constitutional law

Conducted research on constitutional and public law. (see publications list)

• University Legal Projects

Prepared contracts, memorandums of understanding, and proposals for collaborative projects between the College of Law and government, NGO and civic organizations.

Prepared and reviewed scripts for a weekly public radio program covering general legal topics

Represented the university in trainings and panel discussions on legal topics

• Moot Court Program Coordinator

Coached the university moot court team at competitions, including the first appearance at an international competition, the 24th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, held in Zambia, 2015

Organized the 2nd Eastern Ethiopian Universities Moot Court Competition held at Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia in 2017, including preparing the hypothetical case

Selected team participants and assigned coaches for national and international competitions

• Legal-Aid Program Coordinator

Developed a project plan and procured a three-year, approximately $220,000 grant from the European Union to establish two free legal clinics and support existing clinics, planned to serve up to 10,000 clients

Project manager and coordinator for free legal-aid services delivered by the College of Law at two clinic locations. Supervised team of up to 40 including lecturers, students and support staff


Master of Laws, 2015 Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Focus: Constitutional and Public law

Bachelor of Laws, with great distinction, 2009 Haramaya University, Ethiopia Focus: Public, Private and Procedural Laws

Senior Thesis: “The Limitation of the Scope of the International Convention on Status of Refugees” Skills

• Lecturing/Course Development

• Analytical and Logical Reasoning

• Academic Advisement

• Program/Project Design and Management

• Legal Research and Publications

• Managing a Team

• International Human and Civil Rights Issues

• Fundraising and Grant Writing

• Comparative Constitutional Law

• Written and Oral Communications

• Client Services • Technology - Microsoft Office Suite Publications

The Developmental State and Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia: Issues to Worry About, Hawassa University Journal of Law, July 2017. Article Link Subnational Fiscal Autonomy in a Developmental State: The Case of Ethiopia. Beijing Law Review, 2016, 7, 42-50. DOI: 10.4236/blr.2016.71005 Compatibility of Ethiopia’s Import Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) with WTO, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 286-292. DOI: 10.11648/j.hss.20150306.11


Fluent in English and Amharic. Able to read and write in French.

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